The increases, which will affect leases signed after October 1, came despite calls for a rent freeze from housing and tenant advocacy groups, and amid demands from property owners for more generous hikes.
Ava Farkas and Delsenia Glover |
In order for the reforms in Albany to be powerful, the city has to do its part and help keep rents affordable.
Sweeping rent reforms are now law. Exactly how the letter of that legislation translates into reality will depend in large part on how the state’s Division of Homes and Community Renewal publicizes and enforces it.
New York’s approach to land use has plenty of defenders. There are, however, those who disagree. ‘The current system exacerbates our worst selves rather than our best selves,’ a Brooklyn Councilmember told a City Limits panel Thursday night.
Some are worried proposed height limits leave too much room for developers, or too little room for homeowners who want to sell. Affordability options and a playground project are also on residents’ minds.
With the date for state rent laws to expire approaching, the Senate Majority announced Monday a series of public hearings will be held on rent regulation and tenant protection issues.
It was a busy week for news related to New York City housing. Here’s a roundup of what you might have missed.
Today, New York City doesn’t have enough affordable senior housing to meet current demand. By the year 2030, the city’s over-65 population will be 1.35 million, 14.8 percent of its total.By the year 2030, the city’s over-65 population will be 1.35 million, 14.8 percent of its total.
Bushwick residents, elected officials and other stakeholders say they expect the city’s neighborhood rezoning plan—due out Tuesday—to differ from a community-generated vision released last year on the issues of density, the preservation of industrial space and affordability levels for housing.
Housing Update: Key Moments Arrive for Bay Street, Bushwick Rezonings and Comprehensive Planning Push
A new tenant protection czar, a push for comprehensive planning, news from the Bay Street and Bushwick rezoning discussions, ideas for closing the housing-wealth gap and more.